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Truth-tester: No, sex ed will not be taught to kindergartners

A recent campaign mailer from Dave Lucas, a Republican running against incumbent Spokane Sen. Andy Billig , falsely suggests that Billig supports teaching sex education to kindergartners, among other claims focused on legislation approved this year.

“Little Blue Truck” read by Andy Billig for Storytime from the Tower

The takeaway from “Little Blue Truck” is not lost on State Sen. Andy Billig (or his very helpful director who chose this book for his dad to read!) – as we all work through this difficult time together.

“Little Blue Truck” was written by Alice Shertle, illustrated by Jill McElmurry (published HMH Books, 2008). Pick up this board book for your library from Auntie’s Bookstore!

Senate adds $1B in spending, passes budget

The Senate called for another $1 billion in spending in the state’s primary budget Thursday, approving increases for homelessness, environment and health care costs.

Editorial: Spokane’s delegation did well in Olympia

We recently spoke with Washington Sen. Andy Billig, D-Spokane, and agree with his bottom-line assessment of the 2019 legislative session. “It was an unusually good year for Spokane,” he said. Education, health care, transportation and more will be better off in this part of the state.